Graveyard Shift The Best Animated Horror Series Ever Made  

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List Rules Vote up the best animated horror series that have aired on television.

Horror cartoons have glorious, gory freedom. Not only does the audience watching often get lulled into thinking it'll only be comedy-horror, but when it is time to break out the big scares a show can go wild with the monster design and creepy effects. The best animated horror series ever shown on TV prove that easily, even the ones that are funny more than they are scary. If you’ve been looking for animated horror that will keep you creeped out while enjoying the visuals of a cartoon, this list of the top animated horror series of all time will help you figure out what needs to go into your queue... if you dare.

Horror as a genre ranges from comedy-horror with its monsters, gross-outs, and laughs to the super scar that keeps you up at night and it's no different for animated horror series. The new Love, Death & Robots keeps up the scares in all styles through its anthology format, as does the older Liquid Television. Cartoons like Courage the Cowardly Dog and The Real Ghostbusters offer as many laughs as they do screams. Horror anime series such as Devilman: Crybaby are also great entries into the world of animated horror.

Which animated TV shows bring scares the best? Vote up the best animated horror, then vote down the shows that don't succeed at being truly terrifying or even enjoyably creepy, and add any scary cartoons series that are missing.

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Castlevania is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Animated Horror Series Ever Made
Richard Armitage, James Callis, Graham McTavish
Castlevania (Netflix, 2017) is an American adult animated web television series based on the 1989 video game Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse by Konami. The series follows Trevor Belmont ...more
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27 11
Spawn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Animated Horror Series Ever Made
Keith David, Richard Dysart, Dominique Jennings
Todd McFarlane's Spawn was an animated television series which aired on HBO from 1997 through 1999. It was based on the Spawn comic series from Image Comics. was nominated for and won an Emmy in ...more
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27 13
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporat... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Animated Horror Series Ever Made
Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey Griffin
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (Cartoon Network, 2010) is an American animated mystery comedy-drama television series and the eleventh incarnation of the Scooby-Doo mystery franchise created ...more
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27 13
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Animated Horror Series Ever Made
Thea White, Marty Grabstein, Simon Prebble
Courage the Cowardly Dog is an American animated horror comedy television series created by John R. Dilworth for Cartoon Network, and the ninth of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. It follows ...more
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20 9
Constantine: City of Demons is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Animated Horror Series Ever Made
Matt Ryan, Damian O'hare, Laura Bailey
Constantine: City of Demons (CW Seed, 2018) is an American animated web series based on the DC Comics character. John Constantine (Matt Ryan) uses his skills as a demon hunter and master of the ...more
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18 10
The Grim Adventures of Billy a... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Animated Horror Series Ever Made
Greg Eagles, Richard Steven Horvitz, Grey Griffin
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy is an American animated television series created by Maxwell Atoms for Cartoon Network, and the fourteenth of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. It follows ...more
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14 7
Tales from the Cryptkeeper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Animated Horror Series Ever Made
John Kassir, Elizabeth Hanna, David Hemblen
Tales from the Cryptkeeper is an animated series aimed at children made by Nelvana Limited, PeaceArch Entertainment, kaBOOM! Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television Animation. It was shown on ...more
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19 12
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Animated Horror Series Ever Made
Marina Inoue, Yuki Kaji, Josh Grelle
Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by giants. Giants are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do ...more
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17 12
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Animated Horror Series Ever Made
Natsuki Hanae, Michelle Rojas, Sora Amamiya
Tokyo Ghoul is a Japanese dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Sui Ishida. The story follows Ken Kaneki, a college student who barely survives an encounter with Rize Kamishiro, ...more
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16 11
The Real Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Animated Horror Series Ever Made
Maurice LaMarche, Dave Coulier, Frank Welker
The Real Ghostbusters is an American animated television series, a spinoff of the 1984 movie Ghostbusters. The series ran from 1986 to 1991, and was produced by Columbia Pictures Television, DiC ...more
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15 12
Supernatural The Animation is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Animated Horror Series Ever Made
Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki
Supernatural: The Animation (2011) is a Japanese animated horror fantasy television series based on the television show of the same name. The storyline covers the first two seasons of the ...more
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16 15
Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Animated Horror Series Ever Made
Stephen Ouimette, Alyson Court, Tabitha St. Germain
Beetlejuice is an American-Canadian animated television series which ran from September 9, 1989 to October 26, 1991 on ABC and, on Fox from September 9, 1991 to December 6, 1991. Loosely based ...more
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13 12
Mononoke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Animated Horror Series Ever Made
Tomokazu Seki, Fumiko Orikasa, Houko Kuwashima
Mononoke is a Japanese animated television series produced by Toei Animation. A spin-off of 2006's horror anthology series Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales, Mononoke follows the character of the ...more
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13 12
Blade is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Animated Horror Series Ever Made
Blade Kim Mai Guest, Harold Perrineau, JB Blanc
Blade (Animax, 2011) is a Japanese animated action horror television series based on the comic book character of the same name and part of the Marvel Anime franchise. Blade, a ...more
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12 12
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Animated Horror Series Ever Made
Charles Adler, Christine Cavanaugh, David Eccles
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters is an American animated television series about adolescent monsters in training, developed by Klasky Csupo for Nickelodeon. The show ran from October 30, 1994 to December ...more
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10 11
Count Duckula is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Animated Horror Series Ever Made
David Jason, Ruby Wax, Jimmy Hibbert
Count Duckula is a British children's animated comedy-drama horror television series created by British studio Cosgrove Hall as a spin-off from Danger Mouse, a series in which the Count Duckula ...more
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9 12
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Animated Horror Series Ever Made
Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh
Bleach is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tite Kubo. Bleach follows the adventures of the hotheaded teenager Ichigo Kurosaki after he obtains the powers of a Soul Reaper from ...more
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8 11
Ugly Americans is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Animated Horror Series Ever Made
Matt Oberg, Natasha Leggero, Kurt Metzger
Ugly Americans is an American animated sitcom created by Devin Clark and developed by David M. Stern. The program focuses on the life of Mark Lilly, a social worker employed by the Department of ...more
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4 8
The Mummy: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Animated Horror Series Ever Made
John Schneider, Grey DeLisle, Tom Kenny
The Mummy: The Animated Series is an animated television series produced by Universal Animation Studios to capitalize on the success of The Mummy. It premiered on Kids' WB! On the The WB network ...more
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3 7
Amazing Stories is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Animated Horror Series Ever Made
Charles Durning, Douglas Seale, Louis Giambalvo
Amazing Stories is a fantasy, horror, and science fiction television anthology series created by Steven Spielberg. It ran on NBC from 1985 to 1987, and in 1992 was somewhat erratically screened ...more
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8 13
Love, Death & Robots is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Animated Horror Series Ever Made
Hayley McLaughlin, Helen Sadler, Stefan Kapicic
Love, Death & Robots (Netflix, 2019) is an American animated television anthology series. A collection of animated short stories that span various genres including science fiction, fantasy, ...more
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7 12
Martin Mystery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Animated Horror Series Ever Made
Sam Vincent, Kelly Sheridan, Teryl Rothery
Martin Mystery is an animated television series by Marathon Media Group, the Canadian production animation studio Image Entertainment Corporation, and Tatsunoko Production. The series is based ...more
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6 11
Extreme Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Animated Horror Series Ever Made
Maurice LaMarche, Tara Strong, Pat Musick
Extreme Ghostbusters is an animated television series and a follow-up to the animated series The Real Ghostbusters. It is a part of the Ghostbusters franchise. The series originally aired in ...more
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6 11
Devilman Crybaby is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Animated Horror Series Ever Made
Griffin Burns, Kyle McCarley, Cristina Vee
Devilman Crybaby (Netflix, 2018) is a Japanese anime series directed by Masaaki Yuasa, based on the manga by Go Nagai. When an ancient race of demons invades the world, Akira Fudo transform into ...more
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Liquid Television is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Animated Horror Series Ever Made
Anne Ashbey, Richard Blair, Gordon Clark
Liquid Television is an animation showcase that appeared on MTV. The first season of Liquid Television also aired on BBC Two in co-production with MTV. Ultimately, MTV commissioned three seasons ...more